Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “predispose sb to/towards sth”

See all translations

predispose sb to/towards sth

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with predispose   /ˌpriː.dɪˈspəʊz/ us    /-ˈspoʊz/
to make someone more likely to behave in a particular way or to suffer from a particular illness or condition: Smoking predisposes you to lung cancer. His family background predisposes him to support the Democrats.
Translations of “predispose sb to/towards sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)傾向於, 使(某人)易於感染…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)倾向于, 使(某人)易于感染…
(Definition of predispose sb to/towards sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of predispose sb to/towards sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More